Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Volcanic Hill is the longest lived of Diamond Creek's wines. The winemaker describes these wines as "full bodied, loaded with intense ripe berry fruit, cassis, violets and a smoky richness, finishing with good length and firm tannins."
The Wine Advocate - "From the biggest of the three vineyards, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill comes from pure volcanic, iron-rich, rocky white tufa of volcanic origin. Marginally speaking, this is bluer and blacker than the Red Rock Terrace or Gravelly Meadow. A tour de force of perfection, this wine offers up crème de cassis, blueberry liqueur, licorice, earth, truffle and graphite. It displays spectacular richness, magnificent balance and texture, and a long, incredibly pure finish of close to a minute. This remarkable, full-bodied elixir should drink beautifully for another 30+ years, if not longer."
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "What happens when one tastes and gives a wine 100 points? I am not sure how to explain it— it just feels so good. When I tasted the incredible 2013 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon recently, my senses became elevated and my knees nearly buckled. Proprietor Boots Brounstein—she and her late husband, Al, founded the winery in 1968—had just poured me a taste amongst a crowd of other wine professionals. This wine was young and seamless. As the wine's beautiful black fruit aromas gently rose from the sides of the glass, I could feel the vineyard's energy reaching out for me. I have tasted many vintages of Volcanic Hill—some have been really great, but this one is special. I even asked for a second pour—something I rarely do at these kinds of tastings. (Tasted: August 22, 2016, San Francisco, CA)"